4 major observations from the Carolina Panthers hiring Ejiro Evero

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What are some major observations to take from the Carolina Panthers hiring Ejiro Evero as their new defensive coordinator in 2023?

Frank Reich made no secret of his desire to form a prolific coaching staff after securing the head coaching gig. Something that team owner David Tepper was also fully on board with in pursuit of finally getting the Carolina Panthers among the leading contenders.

So far, so good.

In a shocking twist on Sunday evening, the Panthers confirmed that Ejiro Evero had agreed to become their new defensive coordinator. This represents a huge splash from Carolina and something that brought further excitement among a fanbase that is now holding out real hope for the future.

With that being said, here are four major observations from the Panthers hiring Evero.

Major Observation No. 1

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Carolina Panthers pulled off a major coup

After initially interviewing Ejiro Evero for their head coaching vacancy, the Carolina Panthers were suitably impressed. So much so that when the Denver Broncos finally allowed him to eek additional employment in the wake of Sean Payton becoming head coach, those in power struck with supreme conviction.

Evero was a leading candidate to become the Minnesota Vikings’ defensive coordinator before the Panthers came in with a bold bid at the 11th hour. Something that represents a significant coup and made the entire NFL sit up and take notice.